January 2014

In this issue of Tapestry

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UDM to honor alumni with Achievement Award, April 11

This spring, University of Detroit Mercy will host the inaugural University-wide celebration, "Spirit of UDM: Alumni Achievement Awards," on Friday, April 11, 2014. The new event will honor a distinguished alumnus/a from each college/school with an Alumni Achievement Award. Frederick (Fred) Seibert '70, '73, is the award recipient from the College of Liberal Arts & Education. Read

Briggs Building renovations provide comfortable study and social areas for students

Students returned in the fall to a freshly renovated Briggs Building. Enhancements include a new student lounge on the lower level and several classrooms have been refurbished. Read

CLAE professor releases documentary on old Tiger Stadium

Communications Studies professor Jason Roche’s newest documentary, Stealing Home is a uniquely Detroit documentary film about a group of determined citizens who have lovingly restored a garbage-strewn, weed-choked vacant lot—against the wishes of the City who owns the land. Read

Professor's encouragement, standards inspires alumnus to endow scholarship in his name

Henry Bowers '83 endows a scholarship in his favorite professor's name. Read

CLAE alumni updates

Find out what some alumni from the College of Liberal Arts & Education are doing. Includes alumni tributes to Ralph Cushing ‘99 and Elmore Leonard ’50. Read

College news

News from the College of Liberal Arts & Education including "Exemplary" TEAC accreditation for the Department of Education, the James T. Callow Folklore Archive and news from the Detroit Grand Prix. Read

Faculty news

Some recent achievements of the faculty of the College of Liberal Arts & Education. Read

New development director

Teri Carroll joins the UDM Advancement team to serve as director of development for the College of Liberal Arts & Education. Read

Letter from the Dean

Dean Mark Denham writes to CLAE alumni. Read

Homecoming 2014!

Thanks to the hundreds of UDM alumni who joined us for Homecoming 2014! On Jan. 11, the Titans basketball teams challenged the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies in Calihan Hall and a Mass and an alumni tailgate party were hosted on campus. See the Homecoming photo gallery. Go Titans!

Update your information on the Online Community

Have you recently moved? Do you want to receive Spiritus, our alumni magazine? Do you want to be aware of the events planned for our alumni? Make sure to update your contact information on the UDM Online Community.

Request a UDM Alumni Association Membership card

Request a UDM Alumni Association membership card to take advantage of the many benefits available to you as a UDM alumnus. Multiple benefits were added this fall, to learn more, visit the UDM benefits page on Community.

Sport your Titan pride

Spread school spirit by wearing your Titan gear! The Alumni Association has U of D alumni and Mercy College of Detroit alumni t-shirts and U of D alumni ties. Find the order form on Community. Also, stop by the UDM Bookstore in the Student Center on the McNichols Campus for large variety of University apparel.